Industrial Reliability & Repair, LLC today announced a planned office expansion and addition of four, new high-wage jobs. Founded in 2004, the industrial construction company, headquartered in Chillicothe, operates from multiple locations across the U.S. offering a wide range of industry leading construction and maintenance services.
According to Rick Logan and Justin Murray of Industrial Reliability & Repair (IRR), the company plans to increase its office space in Chillicothe to meet the demand for additional fabrication business and its new line of business, which includes manufacturing restaurant out-of-shipping containers. OX-B’s is a recently-established restaurant company that utilizes the concept of creating its establishments out of shipping containers that are pre-fabricated by IRR. The restaurant has expanded over the past couple years as a result of changing consumer preferences and the popularity of their product, creating additional demand for IRR.
“We are so thankful for the opportunity this grant provides, allowing us to expand our business on many levels, including the offices, conference rooms and break rooms,” said McKenzie Gullion, Director of Financial Management at Industrial Reliability & Repair. “The improvements will also support the growth of our team and customer base. I’m excited for the development of employment opportunities IRR will have for Southern Ohio because it is home for me, as well as IRR.”
JobsOhio supported the expansion with a $25,000 Inclusion Grant to be applied towards planning, material, and construction costs. JobsOhio Inclusion Grants provide financial support for eligible projects in designated distressed communities.
“This project is a great example of a growing company making a critical investment to expand into a new business segment,” said OhioSE President Mike Jacoby. “We are grateful for assistance from JobsOhio through the Inclusion Grant that will help the company scale up its operations to meet the need for its services.”
Tammy Eallonardo, Director of Greater Chillicothe & Ross County Development, shared her thoughts on the project. “Formerly known to local residents as Brock’s Welding & Fabrication, this company is considered to be a Ross County legacy employer. Now under the operation of Industrial Reliability & Repair, the company continues to focus on their commitment to our community while building capacity and bench strength to ensure a strong future.”